Phish.Net News Stream http://phish.net/ For Phans, by Phans en-us Copyright 2001-2019, The Mockingbird Foundation Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:42:46 GMT donotreply@phish.net (Adam Scheinberg) http://smedia.pnet-static.com/avatars/default.png Phish.Net http://phish.net Phish 2019-06-18 http://phi.sh/190618 http://phi.sh/190618 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/acdc-bag' class='setlist-song'>AC/DC Bag</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/555' class='setlist-song'>555</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/ocelot' class='setlist-song'>Ocelot</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/sample-in-a-jar' class='setlist-song'>Sample in a Jar</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/stash' class='setlist-song'>Stash</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/the-wedge' class='setlist-song'>The Wedge</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/frost' class='setlist-song'>Frost</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/halleys-comet' class='setlist-song'>Halley's Comet</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/ruby-waves' class='setlist-song'>Ruby Waves</a><sup title="Phish debut.">[1]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/lawn-boy' class='setlist-song'>Lawn Boy</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/you-enjoy-myself' class='setlist-song'>You Enjoy Myself</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Set 2</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/plasma' class='setlist-song'>Plasma</a> -> <a href='http://phish.net/song/the-final-hurrah' class='setlist-song'>The Final Hurrah</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/wingsuit' class='setlist-song'>Wingsuit</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/golden-age' class='setlist-song'>Golden Age</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/i-always-wanted-it-this-way' class='setlist-song'>I Always Wanted It This Way</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/prince-caspian' class='setlist-song'>Prince Caspian</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/if-i-could' class='setlist-song'>If I Could</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/46-days' class='setlist-song'>46 Days</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/drift-while-youre-sleeping' class='setlist-song'>Drift While You're Sleeping</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Phish debut.<br></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Time of the Meatstick: Summer '99 Twenty Years Later http://phi.sh/b/5d07b402 http://phi.sh/b/5d07b402 <p>Is it time, yet? Has it spent long enough fermenting in the ground that we can take it out and do something with it, again? For a bunch of humans who pride themselves on their ability to appreciate the present moment and all the ephemeral beauty it has to offer when the course is uncharted, we sure do enjoy swimming around in nostalgia, don&rsquo;t we? As I get older this once indulgent tendency of mine has waned and I see the irony of hoping to relive the moments that were only so beautiful in the first place because of how fleeting they were. That perfectly placed note on the crest of a crescendo that just as quickly comes crashing down on the other side. How long can you stay surfing when you&rsquo;re busy talking about the wave you caught last week? But you know, as I get older time starts to feel a bit more like an illusion, and sometimes we do find ourselves at these milestones and it feels appropriate to check in on what history has to tell us if we put our ear to the dirty, sticky ground. So if I can be permitted the indulgence, let me take you back to the Summer of &rsquo;99, and a string of shows I caught twenty years ago, from July 12th to July 21st, and see how a window into that moment in time might help us appreciate this one that much more.</p> <p><figure><img alt="&copy; 1999 Ellis Godard for Phish.net" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/1999 Meatstick Dance Explained CR Ellis Godard for the Phish.net.gif" /><figcaption>&copy; 1999 Ellis Godard for Phish.net</figcaption></figure></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2019 12:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@andrewrose) Blog Roo2 Recap: Never Miss A Bonnaroo Closing Show http://phi.sh/b/5d07c71b http://phi.sh/b/5d07c71b <p><em>[Recap/review of last night&#39;s Bonnaroo show is courtesy of Michael Ayers, user <a href="http://phish.net/user/yhgtbfkm">@yhgtbfkm</a>. Note that there was no recap/review posted to the blog about Roo1&#39;s show, because no one attending the show volunteered to recap it, and there wasn&#39;t a webcast of it either, and we decided not to recap it based simply on the LivePhish recording. -Ed.]</em></p> <p dir="ltr">Ahh, Bonnaroo. The perennial jam band festival that&rsquo;s not really a jam band festival anymore.</p> <p dir="ltr">I&rsquo;ve had the pleasure of only attending Bonnaroo once, back in 2005. I saw a slew of amazing sets that weekend, including <a href="https://phish.net/setlists/mike-gordon-june-10-2005-bonnaroo-music-arts-festival-manchester-tn-usa.html" style="text-decoration:none;">Benevento Russo Duo with Mike Gordon</a> (a show you should definitely check out if you haven&rsquo;t), Keller Williams, Jurassic 5 and Dave Matthews Band (laugh all you want, it was my first time seeing them and I really enjoyed it). That&rsquo;s the nice part about festivals like this, it gives you the opportunity to see acts in the same place that you normally wouldn&rsquo;t.</p> <p dir="ltr">After the St Louis shows, I texted a good friend of mine who was on the fence about driving up to Camden to see them. I said, &ldquo;Dude, I might be biased, but they are already playing lights out. You can&rsquo;t miss seeing them in Camden.&rdquo; I thought both nights in St Louis were spectacular. I will admit, the second night in particular will always be near and dear to my heart because of what transpired during the setbreak and how set two started out. I felt like there was little rust in the St. Louis shows (which you sometimes can&rsquo;t say for tour openers), which made me both excited for the two nights at Bonnaroo and disappointed that I was not attending them.</p> <p dir="ltr">So what will the boys have in store for us for Sunday down in Manchester? Will they bust out something they haven&rsquo;t played in years (looking at you, &quot;Free Bird&quot;)? Will Bo Bice and Trey share the stage again? (Spoiler alert: they did not, thank god.) Everyone is familiar with the old adage &ldquo;Never Miss A Sunday Show,&rdquo; would that apply to tonight as well? Let&rsquo;s find out.</p> <p dir="ltr"><figure><img alt="&copy; 2019 Phish (courtesy of @AliveCoverage and @Phish_FTR)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2019-06-16 Bonnaroo (@ALiveCoverage).jpg" /><figcaption>&copy; 2019 Phish (courtesy of @AliveCoverage and @Phish_FTR)</figcaption></figure></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:30:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Mystery Jam Monday Part 380 http://phi.sh/b/5d072efd http://phi.sh/b/5d072efd <p>Welcome to the 380th edition of Phish.Net&#39;s Mystery Jam Monday, the third of June. The winner will receive an MP3 download codes courtesy of our friends at <a href="http://livephish.com/">LivePhish.com</a> / <a href="http://nugs.net/">Nugs.Net</a>. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the <strong>three</strong> mystery clips. The clips are connected by a theme, but the theme needn&#39;t be part of the correct answer. Each person gets <strong>one</strong> guess to start &ndash; if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I&#39;ll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 <small>AM</small> PT / 1 <small>PM</small> ET. Good luck<a href="https://phish.in/2000-06-16/runaway-jim">!</a></p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay" frameborder="no" height="200" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/638131575%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-i6Jhx&amp;color=%23ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=false&amp;show_user=false&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_teaser=false&amp;visual=true" width="50%"></iframe></p> <p><a href="http://livephish.com/"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/lp-logo-2012.jpg" /></a><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O37oWdEDs-PdvC23B-c2e260QvISVDH0JuYULJYI9bY/edit#gid=0"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/mjm_results_2015.png" /></a></p> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 13:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@wforwumbo) Blog Phish 2019-06-16 http://phi.sh/190616 http://phi.sh/190616 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/set-your-soul-free' class='setlist-song'>Set Your Soul Free</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/blaze-on' class='setlist-song'>Blaze On</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/death-dont-hurt-very-long' class='setlist-song'>Death Don't Hurt Very Long</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/reba' class='setlist-song'>Reba</a><sup title="No whistling.">[1]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/free' class='setlist-song'>Free</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/sand' class='setlist-song'>Sand</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/wolfmans-brother' class='setlist-song'>Wolfman's Brother</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/cavern' class='setlist-song'>Cavern</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Set 2</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/mikes-song' class='setlist-song'>Mike's Song</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/fluffhead' class='setlist-song'>Fluffhead</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/twist' class='setlist-song'>Twist</a> -> <a href='http://phish.net/song/weekapaug-groove' class='setlist-song'>Weekapaug Groove</a> -> <a href='http://phish.net/song/no-men-in-no-mans-land' class='setlist-song'>No Men In No Man's Land</a> -> <a href='http://phish.net/song/weekapaug-groove' class='setlist-song'>Weekapaug Groove</a> -> <a href='http://phish.net/song/twist' class='setlist-song'>Twist</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/fuego' class='setlist-song'>Fuego</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/ghost' class='setlist-song'>Ghost</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/bathtub-gin' class='setlist-song'>Bathtub Gin</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/wilson' class='setlist-song'>Wilson</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/first-tube' class='setlist-song'>First Tube</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] No whistling.<br></p> Sun, 16 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Phish 2019-06-14 http://phi.sh/190614 http://phi.sh/190614 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/carini' class='setlist-song'>Carini</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/down-with-disease' class='setlist-song'>Down with Disease</a><sup title="Unfinished.">[1]</sup> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/say-it-to-me-santos' class='setlist-song'>Say it to Me S.A.N.T.O.S.</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/everythings-right' class='setlist-song'>Everything's Right</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/mercury' class='setlist-song'>Mercury</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/tweezer' class='setlist-song'>Tweezer</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/also-sprach-zarathustra' class='setlist-song'>Also Sprach Zarathustra</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/steam' class='setlist-song'>Steam</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/martian-monster' class='setlist-song'>Martian Monster</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/more' class='setlist-song'>More</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/harry-hood' class='setlist-song'>Harry Hood</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/character-zero' class='setlist-song'>Character Zero</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/possum' class='setlist-song'>Possum</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/tweezer-reprise' class='setlist-song'>Tweezer Reprise</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Unfinished.<br></p> Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Phish Fans Fund Manchester Music http://phish.net/news/1560498382 http://phish.net/news/1560498382 <p><img alt="WMSMP image" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/1560497823-Mbird-TourGrant-WestwoodMiddleSchoolFineArts.jpg" style="float: right; width: 25%;" />The all-volunteer, fan-run <a href="http://www.mbird.org">Mockingbird Foundation</a> is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the locations Phish will play during the band&#39;s 2019 Summer Tour.</p> <p><strong>In honor of Phish&#39;s upcoming shows at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival&nbsp;in Manchester, TN,&nbsp;June <a href="http://phi.sh/190614">14th</a> and <a href="http://phi.sh/190615">15th</a>, we are sending a check for $1500 to the <a href="http://www.wms.manchestercitysch.org/?PageName=%27FineArtPage%27&amp;FineArtID=%274717%27">Westwood Middle School&#39;s Music Program</a>.&nbsp;</strong>Six programs - beginning, intermediate, and advanced bands and choruses - will benefit from funds raised and donated by Phish fans, another instance of our music community helping bringing music to each community we touch.</p> <p>This is Mockingbird&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/#TN">8th grant in Tennessee</a>, and our 403rd grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $144,500 in &nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/tag/tour-grants">Tour Grants</a>, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/">all 50 states</a>. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving <a href="http://mbird.org/2019/06/summer-tour-grants-announced/">press release</a> at mbird.org, for news on other &quot;miracle&quot; tour grants this summer. And please consider making a <a href="http://mbird.org/donations">contribution</a>, to help us give back to the communities we&#39;ve touched.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:46:22 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News St. Louis2 Recap: Let's Go Blues http://phi.sh/b/5d0284d7 http://phi.sh/b/5d0284d7 <p><em>[Would like to thank user <a href="https://phish.net/user/kipmat">@KipMat</a> Matt Schrag for recapping St. Louis for the blog. Be advised that the opinions offered in a &quot;recap&quot; of a show (or in any post) on Phish.net&#39;s blog are not necessarily shared by any of the other many volunteers who work on the site. We would appreciate it if you correct anyone out there ignorant enough to suggest that the &quot;recap&quot; of a show on this site is in any way, shape, or form an &quot;official&quot; view of the show by Phish.net. There is no such thing, and no such thing has ever existed at any time at all whatsoever. Thank you. -Ed.]</em></p> <p dir="ltr">I had initially volunteered to write just one show recap for the Blog, but was asked by Phish.net to provide recaps for both nights of the tour-opening St. Louis run. Several well-meaning folks read my recap of last night&rsquo;s show, and felt that it was lacking, or simply not what they were expecting.</p> <p dir="ltr">This site is one of several sources on the internet for day-after recaps of Phish shows. <a href="https://www.jambase.com/article/phish-summer-tour-2019-st-louis-setlist-skinny-night-1" style="text-decoration:none;">These recaps are traditionally linear</a> in form, in that they provide a rundown of the setlist, start to finish, with commentary on each song. I do not prefer this style for two reasons: fluff, and formula. A recap doesn&rsquo;t have to include an opinion on every single song. Even though sentiments like &ldquo;I love &#39;Roggae&#39; it&rsquo;s one of my 50 favorite Phish songs!&rdquo; or &ldquo;I wish I could hear &#39;Bouncing Around The Room&#39; at every show!&rdquo; are pleasing and help spread good vibes, they don&rsquo;t pique my interest. And because recaps are essentially newspaper-style journalism, the writing tends to fall back on tired conventions to fill space. &quot;Song A featured X, then segued into song B which featured Y,&quot; or &quot;Phish often does ______ during a show, and tonight was no exception.&quot; I acknowledge that there&rsquo;s an audience for this kind of journalism; I just find it bland.</p> <p dir="ltr">So let&rsquo;s talk about last night&rsquo;s show! <a href="http://phish.net/user/EvenCarlSagan" style="text-decoration:none;">@EvenCarlSagan</a> disagrees with me, but I thought the first set was weak sauce up through &ldquo;We Have Come To Outlive Our Brains.&rdquo; Everything up until that point struck me as safe, by-the-numbers Phish, while a noticeable portion of the audience was out on the concourse watching Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on the mounted flat-screen tv&rsquo;s. Nothing from the stage seemed &ldquo;off,&quot; but the music just wasn&rsquo;t happening for me. The ice was broken by Trey&rsquo;s acknowledgement of blowing the repeat of the chorus of &ldquo;WACTOOB&rdquo; by hamming it up and asking the audience to sing along. The band&rsquo;s performance seemed to refocus after the flub, and the rest of the set was a distinct improvement to my ears. Of course, the news that <a href="https://www.si.com/nhl/2019/06/12/st-louis-blues-wins-first-stanley-cup-game-7-bruins-highlights" style="text-decoration:none;">the St. Louis Blues had won the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history</a> had spread during &ldquo;Run Like An Antelope,&quot; and New Jersey Devils fan Chris Kuroda (<a href="https://phishsonian.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/mar_89_6h.jpg" style="text-decoration:none;">pictured here in 1989)</a> was gracious enough to shine bright blue and gold lights on the audience, using the Blues&rsquo; team colors to acknowledge the occasion.</p> <p dir="ltr"><figure><img alt="&copy; 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2019-06-12 St Louis Trey Huemer.jpg" /><figcaption>&copy; 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer)</figcaption></figure></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2019 13:20:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Phish 2019-06-12 http://phi.sh/190612 http://phi.sh/190612 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/chalk-dust-torture' class='setlist-song'>Chalk Dust Torture</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/the-moma-dance' class='setlist-song'>The Moma Dance</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/waves' class='setlist-song'>Waves</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/bouncing-around-the-room' class='setlist-song'>Bouncing Around the Room</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/undermind' class='setlist-song'>Undermind</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/heavy-things' class='setlist-song'>Heavy Things</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/roggae' class='setlist-song'>Roggae</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/we-are-come-to-outlive-our-brains' class='setlist-song'>We Are Come to Outlive Our Brains</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/funky-bitch' class='setlist-song'>Funky Bitch</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/set-your-soul-free' class='setlist-song'>Set Your Soul Free</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/run-like-an-antelope' class='setlist-song'>Run Like an Antelope</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Set 2</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/gloria-branigan' class='setlist-song'>Gloria</a><sup title="Phish debut.">[1]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/loving-cup' class='setlist-song'>Loving Cup</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/twist' class='setlist-song'>Twist</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/about-to-run' class='setlist-song'>About to Run</a><sup title='Phish debut.' title='Phish debut.'>[1]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/mr-completely' class='setlist-song'>Mr. Completely</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/light' class='setlist-song'>Light</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/waste' class='setlist-song'>Waste</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/suzy-greenberg' class='setlist-song'>Suzy Greenberg</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/farmhouse' class='setlist-song'>Farmhouse</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/first-tube' class='setlist-song'>First Tube</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Phish debut.<br></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Phish Fans Fund St. Louis Music http://phish.net/news/1560366224 http://phish.net/news/1560366224 <p><img alt="MFLA image" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/MFLA_instruments2018.jpg" style="float: right; width: 25%;" />The all-volunteer, fan-run <a href="http://www.mbird.org">Mockingbird Foundation</a> is once again celebrating Phish tour by making unsolicited Tour Grants supporting a music program near each of the venues at which the band will perform. This series of Tour Grants covers all of the locations Phish will play during the band&#39;s 2019 Summer Tour.</p> <p><strong>In honor of Phish&#39;s ongoing shows at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO,&nbsp;June <a href="http://phi.sh/190611">11th</a> and <a href="http://phi.sh/190612">12th</a>, we are sending a check for $1500 to <a href="http://supportmfla.org/">Music for Lifelong Achievement</a>&nbsp;in St. Louis.&nbsp;</strong>Based at the Sheldon Concert Hall, MFLA seeks donations of used and new musical instruments, then donates the instruments to school and community music programs serving disadvantaged young people in the immedate area.</p> <p>This is Mockingbird&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/#MO">7th grant in Missouri</a>, and it&#39;s 402nd grant overall. The Foundation has now disbursed $143,000 in &nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/tag/tour-grants">Tour Grants</a>, 10% of its more than $1.4M in grants covering&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/grants/recipients/">all 50 states</a>. Watch for news posts here at Phish.net, or the evolving <a href="http://mbird.org/2019/06/summer-tour-grants-announced/">press release</a> at mbird.org, for news on other &quot;miracle&quot; tour grants this summer. And please consider making a <a href="http://mbird.org/donations">contribution</a>, to help us give back to the communities we&#39;ve touched.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 15:03:44 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News St. Louis1 Recap: Because of the Wonderful Things Phish Does http://phi.sh/b/5d0121c3 http://phi.sh/b/5d0121c3 <p><em>[Would like to thank user <a href="https://phish.net/user/kipmat">@KipMat</a> Matt Schrag for recapping St. Louis for the blog. Be advised that the opinions offered in a &quot;recap&quot; of a show (or in any post) on Phish.net&#39;s blog are not necessarily shared by any of the other many volunteers who work on the site. We would appreciate it if you correct anyone out there ignorant enough to suggest that the &quot;recap&quot; of a show on this site is in any way, shape, or form an &quot;official&quot; view of the show by Phish.net. There is no such thing, and no such thing has ever existed at any time at all whatsoever. Thank you. -Ed.]</em></p> <p dir="ltr">&ldquo;Phish, with a P-H?&rdquo;</p> <p dir="ltr">The hotel Valet Attendant both looked and talked like famous twin brother Seth Galifianakis [url: <a href="https://youtu.be/sMFwNrAAsDs" style="text-decoration:none;">https://youtu.be/sMFwNrAAsDs</a>] - it was uncanny.</p> <p>&ldquo;That&rsquo;s right, they&rsquo;re the band playing at Chaifetz Arena tonight and tomorrow night.&rdquo; I braced myself mentally for the inevitable follow-up question.</p> <p>&ldquo;What do they sound like?&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Well, they&rsquo;re an improvisational rock band&hellip;&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;OK, so not Country, then.&rdquo;</p> <p>I nodded in affirmation. This is usually the point when the conversation topic is switched, so I was caught slightly off guard by the Attendant&rsquo;s next question.</p> <p>&ldquo;Who&rsquo;s the opening act?&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Actually, there&rsquo;s no opening act, Phish plays the whole show, usually about three hours.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Three hours? And no opening act? Who even does that anymore?&rdquo;</p> <p>I used to be poorly skilled at recognizing rhetorical questions, and in the past I would have tried to name other jam bands the Attendant likely wouldn&rsquo;t recognize. Instead, I smiled broadly and said, &ldquo;I know, right?&rdquo; and wished him well.</p> <p dir="ltr"><figure><img alt="&copy; 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2019-06-11 St Louis stage (Huemer).jpg" /><figcaption>&copy; 2019 Phish (Rene Huemer)</figcaption></figure></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2019 12:05:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Phish 2019-06-11 http://phi.sh/190611 http://phi.sh/190611 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/cool-amber-and-mercury' class='setlist-song'>Cool Amber and Mercury</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/46-days' class='setlist-song'>46 Days</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/stash' class='setlist-song'>Stash</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/nellie-kane' class='setlist-song'>Nellie Kane</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/free' class='setlist-song'>Free</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/theme-from-the-bottom' class='setlist-song'>Theme From the Bottom</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/tube' class='setlist-song'>Tube</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/drift-while-youre-sleeping' class='setlist-song'>Drift While You're Sleeping</a><sup title="Phish debut.">[1]</sup></p><p><span class='set-label'>Set 2</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/no-men-in-no-mans-land' class='setlist-song'>No Men In No Man's Land</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/bathtub-gin' class='setlist-song'>Bathtub Gin</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/ghost' class='setlist-song'>Ghost</a> -> <a href='http://phish.net/song/piper' class='setlist-song'>Piper</a> -> <a href='http://phish.net/song/blaze-on' class='setlist-song'>Blaze On</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/joy' class='setlist-song'>Joy</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/simple' class='setlist-song'>Simple</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/limb-by-limb' class='setlist-song'>Limb By Limb</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/slave-to-the-traffic-light' class='setlist-song'>Slave to the Traffic Light</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/turtle-in-the-clouds' class='setlist-song'>Turtle in the Clouds</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/character-zero' class='setlist-song'>Character Zero</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Phish debut.<br></p> Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist ICYMI: Anatomy of a Jam: 11.22.1997 Halley's Comet http://phi.sh/b/5cfebf8c http://phi.sh/b/5cfebf8c Tue, 11 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Mystery Jam Monday Part 379 http://phi.sh/b/5cfde67e http://phi.sh/b/5cfde67e <p>Welcome to the 379th edition of Phish.Net&#39;s Mystery Jam Monday, the second of June. The winner will receive an MP3 download codes courtesy of our friends at <a href="http://livephish.com/">LivePhish.com</a> / <a href="http://nugs.net/">Nugs.Net</a>. To win, be the first person to identify the songs and dates of the <strong>two</strong> mystery clips. The clips are connected by a theme, but the theme needn&#39;t be part of the correct answer. Each person gets <strong>one</strong> guess to start &ndash; if no one answers correctly in the first 24 hours, I&#39;ll post a hint. After the hint, everyone gets one more guess before Wednesday at 10 <small>AM</small> PT / 1 <small>PM</small> ET. Good luck<a href="https://phish.in/2000-06-10/bathtub-gin">!</a></p> <p><strong>Hint: </strong>These jams were so much better than the local football team, they decided to up and move to Maryland.</p> <p><b>Answer</b><strong>:</strong> Congratulations to first-time winner <a href="http://phish.net/user/perpg">@perpg</a>! Making quick work of the hint, they correctly identified these two jams from <a href="http://phish.net/venue/162/The_Agora_Theatre">The Agora Theatre in Cleveland</a> as the <a href="http://phish.in/1992-05-07/possum?t=2m23s">5/7/92 Possum</a> (this clip courtesy of fellow MJM emeritus <a href="http://phish.net/user/schvice">@schvice</a>) and the drum and bass section of the <a href="http://phish.in/1993-04-22/you-enjoy-myself?t=18m15s">4/22/93 YEM</a>. A tougher-than-usual win for a first timer, <a href="http://phish.net/user/perpg">@perpg</a> is well-situated to tackle their seven wins and join the MJM HOF. Stick around next week, where we ratchet up the intensity of our puzzles yet another notch!</p> <p><a href="http://livephish.com/"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/lp-logo-2012.jpg" /></a><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O37oWdEDs-PdvC23B-c2e260QvISVDH0JuYULJYI9bY/edit#gid=0"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/mjm_results_2015.png" /></a></p> Mon, 10 Jun 2019 13:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@wforwumbo) Blog Mission Accomplished: TAB at the (Tab)ernacle, June 1, 2019 http://phi.sh/b/5cf98bed http://phi.sh/b/5cf98bed <p><em>[Courtesy of Josh Martin, user <a href="https://phish.net/user/JMart">@jmart</a>. -Ed.]</em></p> <p>How to approach the Trey Anastasio Band&#39;s second (and tour closing) show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta?</p> <p>1. Consider this exchange with a fellow serious phish head a few weeks before the occasion: Me: &quot;So I scored some tickets to go see Trey band at the Tabernacle down in Atlanta in a few weeks.&quot; Friend: &quot;Well, there&#39;s nothing in that sentence I like.&quot;</p> <p>Really? Seems kind of harsh. I mean, Atlanta isn&#39;t my favorite city either [note: I have revised that opinion based on this trip], but the Tabernacle is VERY cool, and Trey band has some good stuff going for it, right? Most importantly a guitarist named Trey, whom you&#39;ve probably dreamed of meeting several dozen times and have probably seen in concert many more times than that. BUT ALSO, nice vocal harmonies, dense percussion, and propulsive rhythm and horn sections that power new songs and substantively change the sound of familiar songs. Is this a good thing? I&#39;m not sure. I guess the listener gets to decide that, but I would prefer to think that change is a good thing, especially with something as familiar to all of us as large swaths of the Phish catalog.</p> <p><figure><img alt="&copy; 2019 Josh Martin (TAB at the Tabernacle on June 1, 2019)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2019-06-01 TAB at the Tabernacle (Josh Martin).JPG" /><figcaption>&copy; 2019 Josh Martin (TAB at the Tabernacle on June 1, 2019)</figcaption></figure></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2019 19:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Weekly Catch With Osiris #18: Nikon At Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY - 06/02/2009 http://phi.sh/b/5cf1f30a http://phi.sh/b/5cf1f30a <p><img src="https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*RQWrewzSoAVd18BT6Dg1QQ.jpeg" style="width: 600px; height: 158px;" /></p> <p><strong>Listen: <a href="http://phish.in/2009-06-02">Nikon At Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY - 06/02/2009</a></strong></p> <p>[<em>Welcome To Weekly Catch With Osiris! A weekly series brought to you from the team at <a href="https://www.osirispod.com/">Osiris</a>. Each Wednesday we&#39;re going to bring you a historic Phish show from that week with some commentary. Our goal is to go beyond official releases and well-known shows to bring you some of the overlooked gems throughout Phish history. If you like what you find, we&#39;d encourage you to check out the assortment of podcasts at the <a href="https://www.osirispod.com/shows/">Osiris</a>! This week&#39;s catch comes from Brian Brinkman of <a href="https://www.osirispod.com/project/beyond-the-pond/">Beyond The Pond</a>.</em>]</p> <p>Ten years ago this week Phish kicked off their first full tour of 3.0. It&#39;s an odd moment of reflection. Back in <a href="http://phish.net/tour/59-2009-early-summer-tour.html">June 2009</a> there were lingering questions about Phish&#39;s ability to recapture the magic of their peak era. You could still see 1.0 in the rearview mirror, as well as the darkest days of Phish from 2003-2004. Following the <a href="http://phish.net/tour/62-2009-hampton-reunion-run.html">Hampton</a> shows in March there were questions about the long-term viability of the band as a creative force. The three reunion shows were more or less recitles, lacking the surprises and on-the-spot creativity that had long defined the band at their best. Fenway&#39;s tour opener felt similar in many ways, a vanilla welcome-back that, aside from the &quot;<a href="http://phish.net/song/tweezer">Tweezer</a> -&gt; <a href="http://phish.net/song/light">Light</a>&quot; and the debut of &quot;<a href="http://phish.net/song/time-turns-elastic">Time Turns Elastic</a>,&quot; felt like hitting shuffle on many of Phish&#39;s 1990&#39;s studio releases. It would thus be night one in <a href="http://phish.net/setlists/phish-june-02-2009-nikon-at-jones-beach-theater-wantagh-ny-usa.html">Jones Beach</a> - a venue the band hadn&#39;t played since <a href="http://phish.net/setlists/phish-june-29-1995-jones-beach-amphitheater-wantagh-ny-usa.html">1995</a> - where the familiarity and newness of Phish 3.0 would come into focus.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@howard_roark) Blog Moments In A Box: What Is The Phishsonian Institute? http://phi.sh/b/5cf6c181 http://phi.sh/b/5cf6c181 <p><em>[Alex Grosby, user </em><a href="http://phish.net/user/grozphan">@grozphan,</a><em> was responsible for the wonderful &quot;Below The Moss Forgotten&quot; exhibit at the first Phish academic conference at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR, in May 2019. -Ed.]</em></p> <p>Phish fans love to gather. We come together in familiar and unfamiliar spaces and create our own world summer after summer, the occasional fall, and of course over New Year&rsquo;s. A number of years ago, as I was working on my Business degree, I came up with an idea. Why don&rsquo;t we have a place to gather outside of touring schedules? Sure, we could gather at Nectar&rsquo;s and reminisce over gravy fries or hang in the parking lot at Hampton without a show, but it&rsquo;s not a space to call our own. This was the first spark when the concept of a Phish museum entered my brain, and I went to work on throwing ideas together. That was the genesis of my organizational name, &ldquo;<a href="https://phishsonian.net/">The Phishsonian Institute</a>.&rdquo; I worked on a logo and wrestled with <em>what to do now?</em>. I started reviewing shows, and then realized that wasn&rsquo;t right. I&rsquo;m now working on comprehensive venue histories a little bit. But a goal has always been to tell Phish&rsquo;s story. What happened next solidified the need to take charge of our own public history.</p> <p><figure><img alt="&copy; 2019 Pete Mason (photo of Alex Grosby in front of the Below The Moss Forgotten exhibit)" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2019-05-17 Alex Grosby Below The Moss Forgotten Exhibit.jpg" /><figcaption>&copy; 2019 Pete Mason (photo of Alex Grosby in front of the Below The Moss Forgotten exhibit)</figcaption></figure></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2019 15:30:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog 15 Years since Trey's Letter http://phish.net/news/1558932036 http://phish.net/news/1558932036 <p>Several outlets - including <a href="https://liveforlivemusic.com/features/phish-announced-breakup-anniversary-2019/">Live for Live Music</a> - have hosted write-ups about <a href="http://phish.net/faq/breakup">Phish&#39;s breakup</a>, announced 15 years ago today in a letter from Trey which was featured as the focal point of one of the <a href="http://mbird.org/book"><em>Phish Companion: Third Edition</em></a> <a href="https://bottleneckgallery.com/products/the-phish-companion-third-edition-set-of-8-prints">commissioned images</a>.</p> Sat, 25 May 2019 00:40:36 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News Leigh Fordham, R.I.P. http://phish.net/news/1558932884 http://phish.net/news/1558932884 <p>Former Phish crew member <a href="http://phish.net/people/leigh-fordham">Leigh Fordham</a> passed away Sunday in a <a href="https://www.jambase.com/article/phish-crew-member-leigh-fordham-died">tragic truck accident</a>. Trey issued a <a href="https://www.jambase.com/article/phish-crew-member-leigh-fordham-died">touching statement.</a></p> Tue, 21 May 2019 00:54:44 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News GOTF Videos http://phish.net/news/1558932968 http://phish.net/news/1558932968 <p>Trey has now released <a href="https://www.jambase.com/article/ghosts-of-the-forest-halfway-home-if-again-in-long-lines-theres-a-path-above">eight videos</a> of songs debuted on the recent Ghosts of the Forest tour.</p> Fri, 17 May 2019 00:56:08 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News